I was recently doing some prep work for a speech I’m giving to the owners of independent stores. One thing that stood out was the difference in number of Facebook followers between different stores in the same market. One store...
Facebook, under pressure from government officials, is more aggressively policing material it views as supporting terrorism.
It's been a tough week for Twitter and Facebook. Twitter announced a new algorithmic timeline and endured the predictable backlash that followed. It also posted some of its worst numbers ever in an earnings call. See also: Why IndiaShow More Summary
Sheriff Dave Ward urged residents in his community to "get off Facebook" and talk to each other about their differences of opinion following the divisive occupation.
Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog begins making election predictions, but this is just a fun tool to track how the Facebook response to candidates shakes out state by state. [ more › ]
You don't need to go offline to avoid Facebook PDA.
Season 2, episode 2 of Static is here: We chat about how many of your Facebook friends are actually friends, why on Earth people line up for stuff (RTX, In-And-Out pop ups), the pros and cons of open plan offices, and you ask us — what’s the nerdiest way to ask someone out on a date? We also chat to Stef Dawson, best known as Annie Cresta from The Hunger Games. More »
In today's day-end link roundup: Dubya joins Jen's Trail of Tears, exploding manhole video in 3D, who you'll marry, Ferris wheel sex, and so much more. Follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook, if you know what's good for you. [ more › ]
Several days ago, Instagram made multiple account support official. This means that from a menu, users will be able to access different Instagram accounts at once, as opposed to having to login and logout, which can be troublesome and time consuming. Show More Summary
Throw your hands in the air and wave them like you just don't care, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 has officially begun production. James Gunn, the captain of the ship, decided to let everybody know by taking to Facebook and posting a photo that is technically a set photo, because it's on the set, but it doesn't show us the actual set. Show More Summary
Beyoncé once again broke the Internet when she released "Formation" Saturday. People on my Facebook timeline have talked about almost nothing else for the last few days. Is this Queen Bey's #BlackLivesMatter anthem? Maybe. What I do know is that the Queen is an expert at encouraging some of us black...
Kanye West is live-streaming the Madison Square Garden release of his new album, "TLOP," on Tidal. But not everyone can stream it. Scores of people have taken to Twitter and Facebook to vent about their inability to watch the stream....Show More Summary
The Facebook Messenger team is playing around with several new features, but only a handful of test users are seeing the changes right now.
If you see an ad on Facebook pitching clothing for significantly less than what you’d pay in the store, you might be tempted to give it a shot. But be prepared to end up with a shirt, jacket, dress, or shoes that resemble the online photo as much as I resemble a young Carey Grant. CBS Dallas-Fort Worth heard about …
Do you know the name of the U.S. Surgeon General or the purpose and priorities of that position? Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy caught my (team's) attention first with a fun video on Facebook promoting walking and walkable communities....Show More Summary
Instagram users can now see how many people are watching their videos. After focusing so much energy on beefing up its own video platform, Facebook is turning its attention to Instagram. Starting today, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app will begin displaying view counts on its video content, a feature already available for Facebook videos. Read Full Story
Facebook is exploring the possibility of allowing people to send SMS messages through the Facebook Messenger application on Android devices. "We are always trying to create new ways for people to communicate seamlessly with everyone," said Facebook in a statement provided to TechCrunch. Show More Summary
Slack is a red-hot startup that makes a popular business messaging app. In less than 2 years, it's been able to get 2 million daily active users, and is now worth $2.8 billion. When you grow that fast, you're going to see competition, and Slack has been no exception. Show More Summary
One of the things I’ve really liked about Instagram was the personal nature of it. It’s like seeing all the best parts of my friends’ Facebook feeds (the pictures) without having to suffer through all of the awful political rants. Eventually,...Show More Summary
Browsing your feed a few dozen times a day? You may not be getting enough rest, a new study suggests.